Most Wonder-ful time of the year: Those going to Stevie Wonder’s 18th House Full of Toys benefit concert at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Dec. 21 will get an extra gift. In addition to performing all of his landmark Songs in the Key of Life album, Wonder will preview a new song, “When the World Began,” he tells Billboard. Wonder is working on a new CD with producer/Verve chairman David Foster — one of two he’ll release next year — and looking at adapting his catalog into a Broadway show. But first, he says, “we have to find the right storyline.”
New Ground? Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Records is shopping for a new distribution deal now that the Zac Brown Band has fullfilled its Atlantic contract and the label’s deal with RED is up. SGR GM Ken Robold had no comment when asked whether ZBB and the rest of the roster will be under the same roof in their next deal.
A great big song: It was love at first listen for Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World’s “Say Something.” A week after hearing the tune on “So You Think You Can Dance?,” she flew the duo to Los Angeles to record a version with her. Meanwhile, Christina Perri posted her own cover on YouTube, tweeting: “I am breathless. This song is everything.” Aguilera replied: “Me too! Just wait. Surprise coming…” We hear she’ll reveal it on the Nov. 4 episode of “The Voice.”